Despite being squeezed at the break, and having to swing four wide in late stretch, Frosted's two-year-old daughter Travel Column got her sire off the mark with his first northern hemisphere Stakes winner while taking the G2 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs in impressive fashion on November 28th. Previously Stakes-placed in the G1 Alcibiades, the Brad Cox-trained filly is one of 13 first-crop winners for Frosted.
Shortly after her troubled break, Travel Column found herself at the back of the back for the first half mile of the one and one-sixteenth mile race. From that point, the TDN Rising Star began to make her move and started passing rivals but found crowded going as the field turned for home. Jockey Florent Geroux was forced to direct his mount to the center of the track to get around the leaders midway down the stretch but the filly responded well and drew off approaching the wire as much the best.
Bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. Bayne Welker, Jr., and Denali Stud, Travel Column is out of the three-time Black Type winner Swingit also the dam of three time G1-placed Neolithic. Travel Column was a graduate of the Denali Stud consignment in 2019 at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Sale where she lit up the bid board with a final bid of $850,000.
Frosted's other winners include TDN Rising Star Inject, G3 Nashua runner-up Ten for Ten, Stakes-placed Frost Me, eight-length Belmont winner Likeable, Saratoga winner Restored Order, and Keeneland winner Inspector Frost. Frosted is the only freshman sire with multiple TDN Rising Stars.
He will stand the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.